After Rahul Bose was charged with ₹ 442 for two bananas, this is the second incident where a 5-star hotel overcharged its guest. Kartik Dhar was charged ₹ 1700 for two boiled eggs by Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. He posted a picture of his bill on Twitter which shows the exorbitant amount charged by the 5-star hotel.
He shared the photo tagging Rahul Bose and the hotel and captioned it saying “2 eggs for Rs 1700 at the @FourSeasons Mumbai. @RahulBose1 Bhai Aandolan karein?”
— Kartik Dhar (@KartikDhar) August 10, 2019
The post has over 3.5 k likes and 1.5 k people have retweeted it and many commented extremely amusing. Here are some we found funny and you must check these out. Some also wonder how the total of this bill is ₹ 6, 938 when it should be more than that. 2 boiled eggs for ₹ 1700 is driving everyone nuts.
Total Bill should be 11k to 12k.. why it is 6938/-?
— Sangeet Raj 𝄞 (@sraj_78) August 12, 2019
Itne me 870 ande aa jaate😳
Pura mohalla kha leta vo bhi daba daba ke..
— Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) August 11, 2019
Chicken might be from Robert Vadra family 😂
— Parag Gangurde (@ParagGangurde) August 12, 2019
In the incident that happened with Rahul Bose, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India said the bill was justified and there was nothing illegal. They justified it saying unlike a retail store, the hotel offers services, cutlery, and plates. Further, the association said, adding 18% GST is a legal requirement.
The Four Seasons Hotel has not replied to Kartik’s twitter post. Nor has the hotel come out with an official statement clarifying it, justifying their action or even being sorry about it. This trend of 5-star hotels of taking a lot of money for items is coming out on twitter and there is anger and outrage in people about the same.